Indian Medicinal Plants


          Indian medicinal plants /Ayurvedic medicinal plants are plants

using in Ayurveda mainly as medicinal purpose. They are back bone of

Aurveda. Charaka, Susrutha & Vagbatta are main classical text books on

Ayurveda where uses, treatment & properties of them describes detailed ,

but don’t think that only usage of medicinal plants have the role. There have

most important role to treatment principle. Ayurvedic medicinal plants are

gate way miracles, if way of treatment and basic principles of is correct.

Vata, pitta & kapha are the three elements s which have definite

properties to keep our body, mind and every thing normal.


             Ayurvedic medicinal plants Classified according to their properties like

Rasa, Guna , Virya , Vipaka ( This one of the simple and most important

classification I narrate , there have so many classifications.) This

classification help us how to mange/ works medicinal plants to cure

diseases. Ayurveda says vitiation/abnormal increase in Vata, pitta & kapha

are main cause of disease. Vitiation is due to increase or decrease of similar

properties. All the Dravya/ substance has properties (guna). Vata, pitta &

kapha have also similar properties. Properties similar to Vata, pitta & kapha

have , do considerably increase in related Doshas, opposite properties

decreases the qualities of related Doshas.


                So proper identification of Ayurvedic medicinal plants is important

in the field of treatment. Medicinal plants using in South India & North

India is different, even their Sanskrit names are similar. But they show same

action. We classified Ayurvedic medicinal plants according to their

synonyms which give exact idea or colourful pictures about medicinal

plants. In Ayurveda morphology of medicinal plants planned in the form of



                     We designed a data base for Indian medicinal plants which

describes 6000 pictures 600 Ayurvedic medicinal plants in India. With

coloured photographs, botanical names, Scientific classification

,morphology, treatment , controversies, adulterations, therapeutic uses,

chemical composition, properties, action of the medicinal plants on digestive

system, reproductive system, respiratory system, circulatory system, Karma,

part used , indications, dosage, Satmikaran, research activities, habitat and



Kumkum / safron - Crocus sativus

 Medicinal Plant / herbs

Crocuses belong to the family Iridaceae. The saffron crocus is classified as Crocus sativus, It is a shrub. Leaves are seen towards the base of the stem and are compactly arranged.Read More about safron.....